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Violet Bank Museum

Opens in 22 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Quaint small town museum

Given that it is run by a small town there is only so much money they receive to keep the place or... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Allen G
Richmond, Virginia
small museum, not entirely CW

Interesting little museum, no parking, nice woman gave us a tour. Cucumber tree in front is crazy... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
Pat L
Boston, Massachusetts
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Home occupied by Robert E. Lee now houses a Civil War collection.
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326 Royal Oak Ave, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
+1 804-520-9395
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Violet Bank Museum is definitely worth a visit. It is located within a housing development built in the 1940s, so you won't "drive past" the historic home when passing through the city. You must make it a destination. Wendy was our docent and tour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given that it is run by a small town there is only so much money they receive to keep the place or upgrade the site. Other then that , they do have a friendly tour guide. Great info on the part it played during the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Allen G
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Interesting little museum, no parking, nice woman gave us a tour. Cucumber tree in front is crazy! This house was Lee's HQ.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pat L
Reviewed May 25, 2018

I love these kind of tours-no crowd, just my cousin and I, and a solid tour guide. As a history major it is always satisfying when you hear someone giving a tour and can tell they know what they are talking about (believe she was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Clemente71
Reviewed February 15, 2018

I grew up with a view of Violet Bank and all its beauty. It housed a library in the basement at the time where my sister, Sherry, and I would occasionally walk with friends Shari, Ruthie and Stella. Many fond memories playing around the Cucumber...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

The site may not appear to be much on the outside, but there is much here. It is in need of renovating, but it is worth your time to visit.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed May 12, 2017

I hope that Violet Bank is about to undergo major restoration because right now it is in deplorable condition. We were in a group of about 15 people. We were escorted into the musty basement where a staffer (not a tour guide) pointed out the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Violet Bank is the location of General Robert E. Lee's Headquarters during the siege of Petersburg, VA. He was here longer than any other one place during the war. The museum has a lot to offer on a shoestring budget. It has one of the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Henry K
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Lots of history in this house (it was never actually a bank). Fabulous to stand in the same rooms as some of this country's most famous men. Tons of artifacts and very knowledgeable tour guide. Tours last about an hour.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Emmac05
Reviewed October 12, 2015

Violet Bank served as General Robert E. Lee's Headquarter. You can fun many Historic displays, artifacts, and period furniture. It's a small building but used for many photo shoots. In fact we used it as a place to take pictures of or grandson at one...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank MenthiaC
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